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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:33 PM
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31. It varies from province to province, but in BC I'm "required" to purchase coverage
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 06:34 PM by JBoy
Most employers pick up the costs of our Medical Services Plan and offer some kind of supplemental plan as well to cover non-basic items.

For anyone self-employed (or unemployed for that matter), you are required to pay yourself for coverage. It's a relatively nominal rate:

Monthly
$54 for one person
$96 for a family of two
$108 for a family of three or more.

If you are low income, you can get premium assistance on a sliding scale. Coverage is not cancelled if your account goes into arrears.

But all in all, it is still simple, humane and smart. And it's subsidized by taxes.
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